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21 Jump Street: Polar opposite partners infiltrate H.S. in unlikely-buddies comedy

21 Jump Street: Polar opposite partners infiltrate H.S. in unlikely-buddies comedy


Popular jock Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum) and social outcast Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) had nothing in common back when they were in high school, besides their both missing the senior prom. And even that was for very different reasons, since the former didn’t attend because of poor grades while the latter simply couldn’t find a date.

But seven years later, the pair’s paths have crossed again while attending the Police Academy. This time around, academically-challenged Greg and out-of-shape Mort bond helping each other pass the written and physical portions of the final exam.

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Macy’s downtown Minneapolis store showcases a Brasilian Floral Spectacular

Macy’s downtown Minneapolis store showcases a Brasilian Floral Spectacular


This spring a beautiful tropical paradise will blossom with majestic flora at the annual Macy’s Flower Show® , Sunday, March 25 through April 7, 2012. Set to bring a floral wonderland filled with brilliant colors, aroma and textures, Brasil: Gardens by Bachman’s will showcase a rainforest of treasures at Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis. In partnership with Bachman’s for more than 48 years, Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with spectacular presentations of lush gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the world.

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Review: I'm Going to Chuuch

Review: I'm Going to Chuuch


Ever met someone whom you knew was destined for great things in entertainment and thought to yourself, “One day I’ll be able to say, I knew them when…”?


And such is Minneapolis filmmaker and newly turned playwright DaJuan Savage who has taken his formula for writing sharp, quick witted, and masterful screenplays and transitioned it over to the world of theater. His stage debut, “I’m Going to Chuuch,” opens at Capri Theater in North Minneapolis on March 24 and 25. There’s no denying the show is set to amaze and draw tears and with it comes an unforgettable message about finding your home in God.

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Black Elvis Impersonator Moonlights as Demon Hunter in Hilarious Horror Comedy

Black Elvis Impersonator Moonlights as Demon Hunter in Hilarious Horror Comedy

The Velvet Elvis - Film Review
   
Ordinarily, the term “Velvet Elvis” conjures up images of those cheesy paintings of Elvis Presley which were popular briefly back in the Seventies. But for the purposes of this hilarious horror comedy, the phrase refers not to a tacky eyesore on black velvet but to a black Elvis impersonator outfitted in The King’s trademark pompadour, muttonchops and TCB sunglasses.  
   
Nicknamed Velvis (Kirk Ponton), he’s been doggedly pursuing his dream of superstardom in a Hollywood which looks suspiciously like Trenton to this former resident of New Jersey’s capital city. At the point of departure, we find our hero doing his best Elvis impression until he’s driven offstage by a merciless heckler (Kurt Tazelaar), a cruel reminder of why he still pays his bills by moonlighting as a pistol-packing demon hunter.
   

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Oscar-Winner Opines on Reprising Role as Ghoulish Marvel Comics Character

Oscar-Winner Opines on Reprising Role as Ghoulish Marvel Comics Character

Nicolas Cage - The “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” Interview

Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage won his Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas in 1996, before going on to deliver memorable performances in movies like National Treasure 1 & 2, Kick Ass, Face/Off, Con Air, Snake Eyes, The Rock, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Adaptation, World Trade Center, Knowing and The Bad Lieutenant. The versatile thespian has also enjoyed impressive outings in Moonstruck, Raising Arizona, Wild at Heart, The Cotton Club, Peggy Sue Got Married, Red Rock West, Amos & Andrew, Birdy and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Here, he talks about reprising the title role of the Ghost Rider, aka Johnny Blaze, in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the sequel to the original adaptation of the Marvel Comics series about a motorcycle stuntman who sells his soul to the devil in order to transform into a superhuman vigilante.

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Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

OPENING THIS WEEK
For movies opening March 16, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

21 Jump Street (R for violence, drug and alcohol abuse, coarse sexuality, crude humor and pervasive profanity) Comical adaptation of the Eighties TV series features a couple of disgraced cops (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) forced to work undercover at a high school to crack a teen narcotics ring. With Ice Cube, DeRay Davis and Brie Larson.  

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The Artist dominates Oscars

The Artist dominates Oscars

Black and white throwback silences the competition

The Artist
, a black& white silent film evocative of a bygone era, won the hearts of the Academy Award voters, netting Oscars in the Best Picture, Director, Actor, Costume Design and Score categories. Hugo won five times, too, but only for technical achievements.

   
After The Artist’s Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney for Best Actor, the foul-mouthed Frenchman not only broke his silence, but tricked the censors by saying the F-word in his native language during his exuberant acceptance speech. Maybe there’s a reason why silent film is his medium.

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